What is 1startpage.com?
1startpage.com is a browser extension often associated with browser hijackers and in some cases even classified as one. It is distributed via bundled downloads of free software. It has been linked to webssearches.com and key-find.com, both of which are browser hijackers. 1startpage.com developers make profit by promoting various sites. Every time you open a new tab you will see links to the promoted webpages. Unfortunately, not all of those pages are secure.
Moreover, the program also displays various ads and pop-ups on the sites that you visit. 1startpage.com is not a beneficial application and keeping it on your computer is not something we would recommend. You should delete 1startpage.com as soon as you can.
How does 1startpage.com work?
1startpage.com has various methods of distribution. It is promoted by TrustedWeb which is a web browser. You can download the program at softonic.com, cnet.com, glarysoft.com, etc. Usually, however, the program is bundled with potentially unwanted programs like TrustedShopper, General Crawler, Charm Savings and others. Once 1startpage.com enters your computer you will notice links to third-party websites. Some of those pages may be well-known like Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, etc. while other sites could be completely unfamiliar to you. Those are the sites you should stay away from. 1startpage.com does not endorse the promoted pages which means it is not responsible for their content. If you follow one of the links and land on a corrupted page, you may infect your PC with malware. You could also unknowingly disclose your personal details to cyber criminals if you enter a fake lottery or complete a survey.
As 1startpage.com comes bundled with browser hijackers and adware you should know that those programs must be deleted from your system as well. Browser hijackers can alter your home page and default search engine, redirect you to unfamiliar websites and display unwanted adverts. Ad-supported programs also present you with a variety of unnecessary commercial ads.
How to remove 1startpage.com?
In order to find out which programs came bundled with 1startpage.com you should download a malware scanner. The program will scan your system and detect all unwanted applications. Then you can either remove 1startpage.com and the additional software manually or you can use the malware removal tool to eliminate 1startpage.com along with the unwanted programs automatically. If you choose the first option you can use the instructions provided below. We, however, recommend choosing the second one as the anti-malware utility will not only terminate 1startpage.com, but also keep your computer safe and protected afterwards.
Manual 1startpage.com removal
- Click Start -> Control Panel
- Select Add or remove programs
- Click on the unwanted app
- Click Remove
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel
- Choose Uninstall a program option
- Select the unwanted software
- Click Uninstall
- Move cursor to bottom left corner
- Right-click and pick Control Panel
- Choose Uninstall a program
- Delete the unwanted application
Remove 1startpage.com from browsers
Reset Internet Explorer
Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab -> Reset -> Reset -> Close
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Alt+H -> Troubleshooting Information -> Reset Firefox –> Reset Firefox –> Finish
Reset Google Chrome
Google Chrome menu -> Settings -> Show Advanced Settings -> Reset browser settings -> Reset Download Removal Toolto remove 1startpage.com
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